A bootstrap cluster refers to a special type of local Kubernetes cluster used to bootstrap other clusters. The bootstrap cluster is required because the controllers that create other Kubernetes clusters require a Kubernetes cluster to run.
Konvoy deploys all cluster lifecycle services to a bootstrap cluster, which deploys a workload cluster. When the workload cluster is ready, move the cluster lifecycle services to the workload cluster. The workload cluster then manages its own lifecycle.
Bootstrap a kind cluster and CAPI controllers
Use the following command to create a bootstrap cluster:
dkp create bootstrap
✓ Creating a bootstrap cluster ✓ Initializing new CAPI components